St Lucia croc 'killed for muthi'

2013-01-15 10:29
Brigitte Cary Smith poses with a crocodile head which washed up on the beach at St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal. (The Witness)

Brigitte Cary Smith poses with a crocodile head which washed up on the beach at St Lucia in KwaZulu-Natal. (The Witness)

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Crocodile 'eaten' by shark

2013-01-14 08:54

This crocodile head that washed up on a beach at St Lucia, KwaZulu- Natal has sparked much online debate. WatchWATCH

Durban - The crocodile whose enormous head was found on a beach at St Lucia on 5 January was almost certainly poached and then cut up.

Isimangaliso Wetland Park chief executive officer Andrew Zaloumis dismissed speculation that the crocodile had been the victim of a shark attack, saying its tongue was missing - a sure sign that someone had killed it for muthi.

The crocodile’s head was discovered by Neale and Brigitte Cary Smith about 1km from the mouth of the Black Umfolozi River.

The reptile was estimated to be 3.5m long.

Read more on:    isimangaliso wetland park  |  durban  |  poaching  |  marine life
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